January 6, 2015 2:58 pm

Customers Knocked Offline as NAB Online Goes Down


NAB’s Internet and Phone services have caught the ire of customers as it went offline Tuesday morning, as majority of their customers were welcomed into the New Year with the message: "NAB internet banking is currently unavailable". A spokesman for the bank said that services are coming back online, with several customers airing out their frustration on the NAB Facebook page. In 2012, NAB’s internet banking site also crashed, causing customers to not have access to their online services for 3 hours. Read more about this on the Age website. [/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]

Customers Knocked Offline as NAB Online Goes Down2023-03-03T00:01:37+10:00

December 2, 2014 2:51 pm

ASIC in Hot Seat for Blocking 250,000 Websites


The Australian Securities and Investments Commission will face the senate for their actions in 2013 when they blocked 250,000 websites under investigation for fraudulent investment activities. The Senate Communications Committee will conduct a public hearing tomorrow to question ASIC’s actions to block websites – even that of the Melbourne Free University. The ASIC has released a submission to the inquiry defending their actions, stating that they only intended to block a small number of websites in April 2013, but inadvertently blocked 250,000 websites instead. Since the event, the ASIC has not requested for blocking websites, but instead encouraged submission of [...]

ASIC in Hot Seat for Blocking 250,000 Websites2023-03-03T00:01:37+10:00

November 27, 2014 3:25 pm

Is the PM Guilty of Buying Facebook “Likes”?


Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s sudden surge of Facebook likes from 18 – 34 year olds from New Delhi, India has raised speculations that he purchased Facebook likes to increase engagement to his social media account. The PM has denied these allegations, saying that the recent visit of India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modihas attracted the said audience. The Facebook account of India’s PM has over 25 million likes, and his most recent picture post with Abbott has garnered over 700,000 likes and shared over 11,000 times. The Bondi Hipsters, a comedy pair was credited for bringing attention to the recent activity [...]

Is the PM Guilty of Buying Facebook “Likes”?2023-03-03T00:01:37+10:00

Smart Machines to Dominate by 2020: Gartner


Smart interconnected devices are expected to dominate the world - from regular appliances to cars by 2020, according to research group Gartner. The auto industry is expected to grow the fastest, with predictions of over 3.5 billion vehicles to be connected to the internet in the next decade, as majority of tasks are automated, especially with the rise of app – controlled devices. By 2020, it is predicted that each person will have around 3 devices connected online. Several companies have bolder expectations, with Cisco and Morgan Stanley predicting around  50 billion and 75 billion connected devices in the future. [...]

Smart Machines to Dominate by 2020: Gartner2023-03-03T00:01:37+10:00

Brokers Should Use Social Media For The Right Reasons


A growing number of brokers are harnessing the power of Social Media but are missing out on a few key practices, according to Social Media Business Boosters’ Sandra Pigram. It is important to think of the end user and the message you are trying to convey before you post, as more relevant and engaging content attracts clients, rather than posting about the most recent deal you closed. Pigram also advises brokers to religiously have a blog updated – even once a month, to show your expertise in your field. Social Media is so important that brokers are encouraged to have [...]

Brokers Should Use Social Media For The Right Reasons2023-03-03T00:01:37+10:00

October 10, 2014 2:45 pm

Is Your Internet Speed Fast Enough?


Australia’s need for faster internet speeds have increased drastically as consumers download data 10 times more than the past 5 years, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics. With the advent of mobile internet usage, does our broadband network have the ability to satisfy the rapidly growing number of internet users? Mobile broadband downloads have seen the most increase at 40% compared to last year. This translates to 20.6 million mobile users in the country alone. Most users are now subscribed to internet speeds from 8Mbps to 24Mbps, an increase of 26% from last year, totaling to 6.3 million subscribers, [...]

Is Your Internet Speed Fast Enough?2023-03-03T00:01:37+10:00

Australia’s Smartphone Addiction


Telstra recently conducted the 2014 Smartphone and Tablet Index that found out that three quarters of the population currently own a device, doubling the number in just four years. Baby boomers are contributing most to the increase as the number of users increased from 16% to 57% since 2013 – a clear sign that smartphone usage has become part of their everyday lives. 84% of users take their devices wherever they go, and 71% admit to never turning it off. Mobile devices have become so important that it is often used as the primary medium for viewing content, media and [...]

Australia’s Smartphone Addiction2023-03-03T00:01:37+10:00

Telstra to Make Payphones Relevant Again


Payphones were considered the primary means of communication back in the day that it was almost impossible to imagine a street corner without the all too familiar orange topped boxes. With the advent of cellular technology, over 10,000 payphone boxes were lost from 2009 until 2013. But this is about to change as Telstra is coming up with a plan to make us use payphones – as WiFi hotspots. Telstra has converted 1000 payphones as part of their trial to convert payphones to wireless hotspots for mobile devices  - part of the $100 million WiFi initiative that the company announced [...]

Telstra to Make Payphones Relevant Again2023-03-03T00:01:38+10:00

September 3, 2014 4:47 pm

Credit Scores Made Available Online by Veda


Borrowers can now get a hold of their credit score using a new website that was launched by Veda and lending platform Society One. The new website allows borrowers to check their VedaScore online, making it easy for them to choose better deals and empower them in negotiating better terms with lenders. As credit scores become more important for Australians, it’s just about right to have a clear idea of your financial standing so that you can choose the best lender for you. Head to the website to gain access to your credit score. Read more about this on [...]

Credit Scores Made Available Online by Veda2023-03-03T00:01:38+10:00

August 27, 2014 2:46 pm

Microsoft to Unveil Windows 9


Rumors are spreading like wildfire in the tech world as Microsoft prepares for a preview event on September 30 – a potential unveiling of their new operating system, Windows 9. Let’s face it, not everyone was impressed with Windows 8, as some features were heavily criticized, such as the Charms Bar – the floating panel on the desktop that was a visual distraction, with some experts calling it “awkward”. New features will be made available to the Windows 9 such as interactive tiles, a new mini Start menu and a voice recognition system called Cortana, the digital assistant that is [...]

Microsoft to Unveil Windows 92023-03-03T00:01:38+10:00
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